Yesterday (1980)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

Melodramatic and obvious in its ploy to dampen all the handkerchiefs in the theater, Yesterday pulls it off. Gabrielle (Claire Pimpare) is a radical French-Canadian artist from one side of the economic, political, and linguistic tracks, and Matt (Vince Van Patten) is a rich American kid studying nearby at McGill university. The two meet, fall in love, and experience all the excitement of the 1960s. Gabrielle's brother is involved in a separatist fiasco, and politics as well as economic differences push and pull at the couple's relationship. When Matt finally decides he will not run away from his draft notice, he takes off for the Vietnam War leaving -- unknown to him -- a pregnant Gabrielle behind. Fate throws a few curve balls that have a chance at separating the two lovers forever, as the handkerchiefs begin their workout.



exchange-student, love, America, France